While many of my readers were feverishly trying to unlock Syndrome in Disney Magic Kingdoms, a new Disney game snuck onto the market and it’s pretty darn fun! Well, it’s basically a similar game to Disney Tsum Tsum but there is one big catch that sets it apart. In Disney Emoji Blitz, not only will you match three or more of different Disney faces together. Not only will you shoot for a high score. You’ll also be vying to unlock the emoji themselves because as you unlock them, they also become available on a new Disney emoji keyboard which comes with the game. And this, well, this might be the biggest draw to the game.
As you begin your emoji quest, you’ll be asked to pick your first emoji. This is important not only because they are cute but also because each one comes with a unique ability. Simba basically sends a stampede across the board while Randall changes many emojis to be Randall’s so it is easier to match them up.
Of course the game itself is essentially a form of bejeweled, but let’s face it, if you downloaded this game, you probably know that. Even though we’ve played this game before though, I appreciate that the animations and music are really fun and frantic. All the emojis look anxious when time is running out and the sound effects always make you feel excited about playing.
As you play, you’ll also level up your emojis and unlock new ones. There’s a real sense of collection here as you try to get new emojis not only to play the game with but also for your keyboard. After all, who doesn’t want to send a cool Mickey to all their friends?
I’ve still got a lot of this to play and a lot to discover, but so far I really like what I see. The game is frantic and addictive. In fact, I went to play one more match before writing this and played 5 instead. That’s great that something so simple can make me come back for more and more and more. If you’re playing Tsum Tsum then this is right up your alley. If you like Disney or just a simple time killing game, this is great for you too. However I think the folks who will stick with this are the ones who love emojis and want to send them willy nilly to everyone and anyone. They’ll be the long term players for sure.